Blepharatis: Treatment

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Treating blepharitis requires adherence to a strict regimen of eyelid hygiene.

In the morning, eye scrub pads can be used, as directed by a physician, to clean the eyelid margins (the location where the eyelashes meet the skin. A cotton swab with a 50/50% solution of water and baby shampoo is an alternative cleansing option. The swab should be rubbed across the eyelid margins for approximately one minute.  Hot compresses used several times (3 or 4) each day may help as well.

For seborrheic blepharitis, treatments used for dandruff or oily skin may be helpful, in addition to proper hygiene. In severe cases, antibiotics or steroid prescriptions may be required.

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